Category Archives: Small Business Adninistration


Washington, D.C. – January 5, 2016 – On November 6, 2015, VA published a proposed rulemaking to clarify eligibility requirements for Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses to obtain “verified” status to participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program. … Continue reading

2016 National Small Business Week Awards

Washington DC, January 3, 2016 – Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2016 National Small Business Week Awards. Nominations are currently being accepted online at … Continue reading

SBA Launches New Online “Lender Toolkit”

Small business lenders now have access to more in-depth information and resources on U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs through the new Lender Toolkit on the agency’s recently redesigned website. The new site strengthens SBA collaboration with its lending partners, … Continue reading

SBA Honors Nation’s Best Small Businesses

Winners to Gather in Washington D.C. During National Small Business Week Small Business Person of the Year winners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam will converge on Washington, D.C. in mid May … Continue reading

SBA Proposes Increase in Size Standards To Expand Eligibility for Small Business Programs

A proposed rule published today for comment in The Federal Register by the U.S. Small Business Administration would adjust the size definition of small businesses in professional, scientific and technical services and other services sectors. The proposed revisions would increase the … Continue reading

SBA Announces Grants Available for State Trade, Export Promotion

Beginning March 1, states can apply for grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support efforts to increase exporting by small businesses. The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) pilot grant initiative is authorized to provide up to $90 million in grants to states over the next three years.

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SBA Launches Startup America Entrepreneurial Mentor Corps

The U.S. Small Business Administration today launched an initiative to mobilize members of the current generation of successful business owners to mentor and support startups and entrepreneurs to help them become the next generation of great American companies.

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SBA Launches Temporary Program for Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

Small businesses facing maturity of commercial mortgages or balloon payments before Dec. 31, 2012, may be able to refinance their mortgage debt with a 504 loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration under a new, temporary program announced today.

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SBA Announces Winners of 2011 Tibbetts Awards

Forty-Four small businesses and eight individuals were honored today for the critical role they play in research and development for the government and for their success in driving innovation and creating new jobs.

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SBA Lending Initiatives for Underserved Communities Launch on Febuary 15, 2011

Lenders who participate in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Preferred Lender Program can approve loans through the agency’s new Small Loan Advantage program beginning Feb. 15. At the same time, the agency will begin accepting applications from community-based, mission-focused lenders who are interested in making SBA-guaranteed loans through the new Community Advantage program.

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